Filing for Bankruptcy is an excellent way to save your car from being repossessed. Once the Bankruptcy is filed, the automatic stay pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362 is initiated and the lender is not allowed to repossess your car. If you are looking to buy some time to either purchase a different car or to quickly catch up on the missed payments and keep the car, Chapter 7 is what you need to consider. However, if you want to save the car by restructuring the loan into a 3-5 year payment plan and slowly pay back the loan, Chapter 13 is your answer.